The different type of bearings that Rideworks use in our products and how to maintain them:
All our products use Enduro bearings and mainly we fit 2 different types:
- Radial: These are the standard deep groove bearings you see in many products standard inner and outer races with a groove that accepts steel balls.
- Angular Contact (AC): AC bearings are similar to radial however, angular contact ball bearings have inner and outer ring raceways that are displaced relative to each other in the direction of the bearing axis.
This means that these bearings are designed to accommodate combined loads, for example simultaneously acting radial and axial loads.
Most bearings and bottom brackets for example come with seals of some kind, however no seal can provide full sealing and some dirt, water or contamination of some kind will get in at some point.
To extend the life of your bearings regular maintenance is essential especially in the bottom bracket area, trapped water can wreak havoc on bearings – on bottom brackets we recommend:
- Flush bearings completely use Finish Line speed degreaser as it doesn’t leave residue
- Clean and repack grease every 800 miles or every six months to a year depending on the ground condition and weather riding in
- Inspect regularly
About Rideworks Mountain Bike Components
Rideworks is a British brand formed with a passion for engineering, design and a love for all things bike, well mostly mountain bike.
We produce high end mountain bike components here in the UK, CNC machined from aircraft spec aluminum – Mountain Bike bottom brackets, MTB Hubs, MTB Bash rings and MTB chain rings etc. Our background in engineering has given us a passion for bike product design and manufacture.
Our product portfolio is constantly evolving, we strive to make products that we would want to use, and we do use. Our products are proudly UK made and they always will be.